Fronderosa Frolic: The annual Northwest plant festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at Fancy Fronds Nursery. Growers and garden artists will be there. Proceeds from a raffle of plants and garden art will benefit NW Equine Stewardship Center. Fancy Fronds Nursery is off U.S 2, east of Gold Bar. Go to www.fancyfronds.com for directions or call 360-793-1472. Carpooling is recommended.
Fuchsia show and plant sale: Annual judged show presented by the Sno-King Fuchsia Society, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Country Village in Bothell. Free event with information, fuchsia specialists and display garden. Call 206-368-0641 or 206-920-9888 or go to http://snokingfuchsiasociety.yolasite.com. Country Village is at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell.
Intro to Drawing/Painting: Art instructor Bobbi Samples demonstrates drawing botanicals with pencils, pen and watercolors from noon to 2 p.m. for teens and adults, and 3 to 5 p.m. for children and teens Aug. 11 at Shambala Farm, 395E North Camano Drive, Camano Island. Parent-child grouping encouraged at either time. Suggested donation $20 per student plus small supply cost or bring your own. Free farm tour at 2 p.m. Call 360-387-4110 or 425-508-2931 to reserve a place.
Fruit tree pruning and grafting: The WSU Snohomish County extension presents two workshops with fruit tree expert Gary Moulton Aug. 18 at Ed’s Apples, 13420 339th Ave. SE, Sultan. The pruning class is 10 a.m. to noon. Bring gloves and pruners for hands-on practice. Bud grafting is 1 to 3 p.m. Class size is limited so registration and prepayment are required. The pruning workshop is $25 and the bud grafting is $40. Take both classes for $60. To register, download form at tinyurl.com/ PruningRegister and mail with your check or contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039, e-mail email@example.com. For more information on the workshops, contact Andrew Corbin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-357-6012.
5th Annual Bluegrass in the Garden: Music festival at Meerkerk Gardens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25, featuring Whidbey bands: Bayview Sound, Pearly Blue, Deadwood Revival and Money Creek Mining Co. Admission is $10. Children 15 and under are free. Dogs on leash welcome. Food and soft drinks available to buy. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Call 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121 or go to www.meerkerkgardens.org.
2012 Dream Kitchen Tour: Presented by AAUW Whidbey Island, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. The self-guided tour begins at the hospitality center at Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St. Tickets are $15 and includes maps, directions and a detailed tour guide. Go to www.aauw-whidbeyisland.org for information.
Seattle Floating Homes Tour: Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Self-guided walking tour of 12 homes on east Lake Union. Tickets, $25 plus handling fee, can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com, by phone at 800-838-3006, or in person at 220 Nickerson St. in Fremont. If not sold out, day of tour tickets for sale at 11 a.m. at the foot of E. Hamlin at Fairview Avenue E. Admission includes electric boat and bus shuttle transportation between the north and south ends of the tour. Comfortable slip-on shoes strongly recommended. No backpacks or strollers will be allowed in the homes. Call 206-388-8101 or email email@example.com, or go to the Seattle Floating Homes website at www.seattlefloatinghomes.org.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the indoor classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free. Seating is limited. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. go to www.evergreenarboretum.com for more about the arboretum.
Aug. 18: “Yoga for Gardeners” with Beverly Anderson, Everett Community College yoga instructor. Bring your own mat, rug or blanket.
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.
McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www. mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.
Molbak’s Garden &Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.
My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; pinecreeknursery.com.
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
Wight’s Home &Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.
Got a gardening question? Consult a local master gardener at a public plant clinic. You can also call the master gardener hotline from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through September at 425-357-6010 or go to the Home &Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.
Arlington Hardware: 215 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1.
Edmonds Farmers Market: 100 block of Fifth Ave. N. in front of Log Cabin; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6, except Aug. 11.
Everett Farmers Market: Everett waterfront near Marina Village; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30.
Marysville Jenning Park Demonstration Garden: 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25.
Monroe Evergreen State Fair: Fairgrounds, Monroe; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 to Sept. 3.
Mukilteo Farmers Market: Mukilteo Lighthouse; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Snohomish Farmers Market: First and Union streets, Snohomish; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30.